• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Dunes Trail to Lake MI


Round trip is 3.5 miles and may take 2-4 hours depending on the weather and your physical condition


Steep, rugged dunes


Grasses, shrubs and wildflowers of the dunes


This strenuous hike starts at the Dune Climb and ends at Lake Michigan. Be sure to wear sun screen, take enough water, and wear (or at least take along) hiking shoes or sandals.


Download a map in pdf format.

Dune Hiking Trails
NPS Map 2006
Dune Trail
View from the Dune Trail to Lake MI.
Kerry Kelly 2005

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